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Drex's Tech Poi Blog #384: One-handed 1.5 turns

Teddy brought me this challenge a couple weeks ago in New York City--turning with one-handed 1.5s. It took a lot of work and there's a lot of places where it can tangle terribly, but hopefully the end result is close enough for government work ;)

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Drex's Tech Poi Blog #366: One-handed Zan's Diamond

A few people have been asking about this move in the online poi forums over the past couple months--Zan shows off a version of it in the Arizona Transmission video, but as of yet I wasn't aware of much other work being done on it in the wider community. Yesterday I managed to get the move down fairly consistently (at the cost of the callouses in between my ring finger and pinkie :-/) and was happy to find that the method I've been teaching to learn Zan's Diamond in my Fundamentals of Tech class totally works for the one-handed version, too.

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Drex's Tech Poi Blog #364: One handed mercedes (triquetra vs extension)

This one's been a while in the works: trying to do a polyrhythm hybrid with only one hand! The trick here is to remember which poi is closer at which point in the shape so you can aim it accordingly. Cool looking trick but requires a lot of work and accuracy!

 

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Drex's Tech Poi Blog #346: Meteor Spiral Wraps

Another one of those moves I've had sitting on the backburner forever and a day but that is hella useful when it comes to three-poi manipulations. Spiral wraps in a meteor setting are far from impossible but definitely tricky. Here are a few tips I've picked up as I've attempted to learn this move.

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Drex's Tech Poi Blog #342: One handed triquetra vs pendulum

I first saw G do this trick a couple years ago at Burning Man and it turned out to be an essential element to getting another trick I'll be doing a tech blog on next week. This one turned out to be enough of a challenge to justify it's own tech blog, though, so enjoy! :)

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Drex's Tech Poi Blog #292: One-handed Superman

This is a meteor-inspired move from the glowsticking community. Marvin Ong was the first to show it to me and both Kate McCoy and Noel Yee have done some cool expansions on this idea. I'd had a rough time learning how to do it because my one-handed poi isn't terribly good, but I'd come up with at least one trick that had made it easier. Here's how I made it work for myself.

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